Clinical Simulation Training

Practicing for Improvement

More than 250,000 Americans die each year from medical errors. According to a study published in the BMJ in May 2016, medical error is the third leading cause of death in the United States. Simulation science and education, including realistic team training and practice drills, is one effort to combat this statistic.

Since opening its doors in 2004, the University of Michigan Clinical Simulation Center (CSC) has provided an innovative instructional environment and learning laboratory with challenging immersive simulation training for physicians, nurses and other health care professionals at Michigan Medicine. The CSC plays an integral role in leading change through innovative and effective education and establishing assessment methodologies used in clinical care.

Simulation saves lives. A U-M study of a simulation-based pediatric mock code program showed a 51% increase in pediatric survival rates following cardiopulmonary arrest. Read more.

Visit the University of Michigan Clinical Simulation Center website to learn more about their research on how simulation can impact learning, performance and patient outcomes.

"In comparison with no intervention, technology-enhanced simulation training in health professions education is consistently associated with large effects for outcomes of knowledge, skills, and behaviors and moderate effects for patient-related outcomes." - Excerpt from a 2011 systematic review and meta-analysis of clinical simulation in JAMA, “Technology-Enhanced Simulation for Health Professions Education”